Logitech recently launched four new gaming headsets, and today, we’re looking at the top of the line G935. The G935 is Logitech’s flagship wireless gaming headset, and it’s packed to the brim with features, like RGB lighting, brand new Pro-G 50mm drivers, and DTS: Headphone X 2.0 surround sound.
You can pre-order Logitech’s G935 for $169.99 on Newegg.com, GameCrate's parent site.
Design and Comfort
Like most Logitech peripherals, the design of the G935 is simple and elegant.
The headset is black, constructed from a mixture of matte and glossy plastic. The headband is also made of plastic, but is padded with enough leatherette padding that you won’t feel it press down on your skull. The G935 is big, weighing 13.4 ounces, but thankfully, it doesn’t feel heavy when you’re wearing it. The design of the earcups is a bit unorthodox – they’re much bigger and more rectangular than the earcups on most other headphones. You would think this would make the G935’s fit a bit bulky and awkward, but it’s surprisingly comfortable, and the G935’s weight felt evenly distributed across my head.
Logitech has encased these massive earcups with a generous amount of leatherette padding, enough that I could comfortably wear the G935 for hours without experiencing fatigue, even with glasses on. While the leatherette material can run a little hot, I didn’t cause any discomfort or sweating. The G935’s seal is a bit looser than I initially expected – most likely due to the shape of the earcups. However, it was snug enough that I could move my head around without worrying about the headset sliding down. The earcups also swivel, perfect for resting the G935 on your shoulders after long periods of use.
Three’s a crowd
On the left earcup is a volume wheel, a mute button for the attached microphone, a power button to switch the headset on and off, and three programmable G buttons. It’s very cool that you can customize these buttons to do whatever you want, and I do mean whatever you want – the macro features of the G HUB software are quite extensive, and can even combine multiple actions into a single button press. The only downside is that the three buttons make the earcup feel crowded. It’s also a bit tricky to quickly tell which button you’re pressing when you have the headset on.
The left earcup also features the neatest bit of design work on the G935. You can store the wireless USB dongle inside the left earcup – simply pop off the cap and place it inside. It’s incredibly convenient, and one of my favorite parts of the headset. One of the things that’s always scared me off wireless headsets is the fear of losing the dongle, and that’s way less likely to happen with the G935.
Like a lot of high-end gaming headsets, the G935 has RGB lighting around the earcups. I get that RGB lighting is the new “thing” in peripherals, but I seriously don’t know why companies keep slapping them on headsets when you can’t even see the lighting while using the headset. You can change the color and effects in Logitech’s G HUB software, or you can turn the lighting off completely, so it’s certainly not a bad thing.
Performance and Features
The G935 is a wireless headset, transmitting over the standard 2.4 Ghz band. I’m usually wary of wireless headsets, as I don’t love the idea of introducing latency or dropoff into my sound system. The G935 has made me a believer, though – it performed flawlessly. I tested it out by moving around my apartment while listening to music, and never experienced any interruptions or stuttering within the supported 15 foot range. The battery life was also great. Charging the G935 is simply a matter of plugging an included USB cable into the headset. Logitech lists eight hours of battery life with the RGB lights on, and 12 with it off (another reason to keep those RGB lights off.) Of course, you can also connect the G935 to your other gaming consoles with the included 3.5mm cable.
The battery life was also great. Charging the G935 is simply a matter of plugging an included USB cable into the headset. Logitech lists eight hours of battery life with the RGB lights on, and 12 with it off (another reason to keep those RGB lights off.) Of course, you can also connect the G935 to your other gaming consoles with the included 3.5mm cable.
Many gaming headsets skimp on the quality of the microphone – not so with the G935. Before I even get to talking about how it sounds, I have to commend Logitech on the mic’s placement; it seamless folds into the left earcup. It’s really tucked in there, so much so that I didn’t even notice it was there at first and assumed it was still in the box. The cardioid mic measures 6mm, and sounds great. I wouldn’t do professional audio on it, but for gaming and basic streaming, it’ll pick up your voice loud and clear. A red LED light indicates that the microphone is muted. It can be a little tricky to see out of the corner of your eye, though, and I would have liked it to be just a touch brighter.
Drivers and Sound
The G935 comes with Logitech’s new Pro-G 50 mm drivers. These drivers (and the wireless connectivity) are what separate the 935 from the other G series headsets, and boy, are they worth it. There’s a real depth of sound here that I just haven’t found with most other gaming headsets. It’s a real balanced sonic profile that sounds incredibly naturalistic.
Many other gaming headsets are too bass-heavy to really sound good outside of specific FPS games with tons of combat, but the 935’s even-keeled presence excelled at a wide variety of titles. Grenades and gunfire were raw and visceral, soundtracks and ambient noises were lush and vivid. There’s a real brightness and clarity to the 935’s sound that made it hard for me to put down.
There’s also a DTX 2.0 surround sound option that, unlike some 7.1 virtual surround sound profiles on other headsets, plays to the strengths of a pair of headphones. There’s an immediacy and forwardness to the G935’s surround sound that’s actually immersive – I could get an actual sense of being in the middle of a firefight or a mysterious island full of puzzles, rather than feeling like the soundscape is just muddier to try to simulate distance and depth.
A lot of gaming headsets struggle when it comes to playing music – not so with the G935. I threw a ton of different genres at it, from hard rock to hip hop to jazz and classical, and everything sounded very warm and natural. Musically, this is a jack of all trades kind of headphone, with tons of EQ options you can endlessly sculpt in Logitech’s G Hub software. While it’s not the pair of headphones that’ll make audiophiles want to throw out their several hundred dollars worth of equipment, for gamers who care about music, the G935 can pump out the jams.
If you don’t need wireless, and are OK with some older 50mm drivers, the G432 is significantly cheaper, at $79.99. It’s an attractive option if you don’t mind a USB or 3.5mm connection, and are OK with last gen drivers. If you want the new Pro-G driver, there’s also the Logitech G635 available for $139.99.
G935 at the top of the game
If you game on a bunch of different platforms, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better wireless headset than the G935. The Pro-G drivers are out of this world, and the wireless functionality is nigh-flawless.
This just might be the most powerful and most versatile gaming headset on the market today.